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Rasta 20 Dec 00 - 03:21 AM
GUEST,Roger the skiffler 20 Dec 00 - 03:52 AM
Joe Offer 20 Dec 00 - 04:24 AM
GUEST,Roger the skiffler 20 Dec 00 - 06:50 AM
Noreen 21 Dec 00 - 12:17 PM
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Jim Dixon 24 Mar 19 - 01:02 PM
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Subject: my blue heaven
From: Rasta
Date: 20 Dec 00 - 03:21 AM

it's only me asking for the weird and bizarre. --so I'm walking thru a food store the other day and I hear on the muzak being played (MY BLUE HEAVEN). it was up-tempo and I'm not sure if it was Fats Domino but I thought what a great tune to do at nursing homes. Does anyone out there have the words to this tune and like that thanx. have a happy holiday ---Bazzarro---Rastaaaaaaa


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Subject: RE: my blue heaven
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 20 Dec 00 - 03:52 AM

Fats certainly recorded this. Can I remember the words?:
Just Molly and me
And baby makes three
We're happy in my blue heaven
A step to the right
A little white light
We're happy in my blue heaven
..???.a fireplace, a cosy room
A little nest that nestles where the roses bloom

NO, the rest has gone, sorry!
RtS


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Subject: Lyr Add: MY BLUE HEAVEN (Whiting/Donaldson)^^
From: Joe Offer
Date: 20 Dec 00 - 04:24 AM

Good guessing, Roger! I had to cheat and look it up.

-Joe Offer-

MY BLUE HEAVEN
(words by George Whiting, music by Walter Donaldson)

When whippoorwills call and evening is nigh,
I hurry to my Blue Heaven.
A turn to the right, a little white light,
Will lead me to my Blue Heaven.

You'll see a smiling face, a fireplace, a cozy room,
A little nest that's nestled where the roses bloom;
Just Mollie and me, and baby makes three,
We're happy in my Blue Heaven.

©1927, Donaldson Publishing & George Whiting Publishing


The recording I thought of first was by Louis Armstrong, but it was also recorded by Fats Domino and many others.


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Subject: RE: my blue heaven
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 20 Dec 00 - 06:50 AM

Thanks Joe, that's typical of me:most of the words but not necessarily in the right order (goes for the notes,too!). I might have got it all if I could have sung out loud but my cubicle-neighbours might have ( objected! RtS


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Subject: RE: my blue heaven
From: Noreen
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 12:17 PM

Aah Roger- you play all the right notes, but not necessarily in the right order? *LOL*


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Subject: Lyr Add: MY BLUE HEAVEN (Jimmie Tarleton)^^
From: Dale Rose
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 07:36 PM

Not the oldest version, but close. My Blue Heaven, Jimmie Tarleton, 1930. Jimmie and Tom Darby were musical partners in a recording career that lasted from 1927 through 1933, but their relationship was sometimes a bit rocky. In the notes for Darby & Tarleton, Complete Recordings, Bear Family BCD 15764, Ed Kahn says:

My Blue Heaven was written by Walter Donaldson (music) and George Whiting (lyrics) in 1927 and became an instant hit by Gene Austin. Like so many songs, it found its way into folk tradition. Jimmie knew that the song was a Gene Austin hit and immediately incorporated it into his repertoire. It became somewhat of a showcase number for him. He kept it in his repertoire until the end of his life and stunned audiences in the 1960s with his rendition of this classic. Throughout his life he altered and modified the words to the song. The text he recorded in 1930 is quite different from the original hit.

Whatever the tensions between Darby and Tarlton, on December 3, 1930, Jimmie recorded six numbers in Atlanta without Tom. Jimmie indicated that the last session for Columbia was run by Bob Miller. Bob Miller said of Jimmie that he had "...the sweetest voice... " he had ever heard. He also indicated some disagreements between "...these boys and Columbia because they felt the recording company was trying to short-change them on their royalties, so Columbia let them go. "

My Blue Heaven
Walter Donaldson, music and George Whiting, lyrics, 1927
recorded by Jimmie Tarleton, December 3, 1930, with lyrics adapted by him

When whippoorwill calls and evening is nigh
I'll hurry to my little - (steel guitar notes instead of words)
She will turn to the right and I will cut out the light
Then me and her go back to my little - (steel guitar notes)
Just daddy and me and mama makes three
We'll both be so happy in my - (steel guitar notes)

A smiling face, a fireplace, a cosy room
A little nest, ah that nestles where my daddy rooms
Just mama and me and sweet daddy makes three
We'll both be so happy in my - (steel guitar notes)

Mama'll feel so bad and daddy'll be so glad
It'll be the best little blue heaven that you've ever - (steel guitar notes)
Just mama and me and sweet daddy makes three
We'll all be together up in my little - (steel guitar notes)

Says mama, "Don't you cry, but sweet daddy's 'bout to die
He'll still make things right up in your - (steel guitar notes)"
Just the angels and me, and Jesus makes three
He'll take us all home to my - (steel guitar notes)

Just mama and me, and sweet Jesus makes three
He'll make things so happy up in my blue heaven

I know I have heard the Gene Austin version, but if I have it, I have no idea where to find it. Maybe someone else has it buried away somewhere.

There is an RA clip of Blue Heaven from the CD Gene Austin, Voice of the Southland, ASV/Living Era 5217 at Venerable Music. The song also includes an introductory phrase, part of which you can hear on the clip which you can access from the linked page.

. . . love birds calling
What makes the world go round, nothing but love
When whippoorwills call, etc.

Read about Gene Austin (1900-1972) at Handbook of Texas Online Among other things, the site says that his recording of My Blue Heaven sold more than 12 million copies over the years.


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Subject: Lyr Add: MY BLUE HEAVEN (Whiting, Donaldson)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 24 Mar 19 - 01:02 PM

Here it is with the verses, from the sheet music at University of Illinois at Chicago:


MY BLUE HEAVEN
Words, George Whiting; music, Walter Donaldson. ©1927.

1. Day is ending.
Birds are wending
Back to the shelter of
Each little nest they love,
Night shades falling,
Love birds calling.
What makes the world go 'round?
Nothing but love!

CHORUS: When whippoorwills call and ev'ning is nigh,
I hurry to my blue heaven.
A turn to the right, a little white light
Will lead you to my blue heaven.
You'll see a smiling face, a fireplace, a cozy room,
A little nest that's nestled where the roses bloom.
Just Mollie and me
And Baby makes three.
We're happy in my blue heaven.

2. Moonbeams creeping,
Flow'rs are sleeping
Under a starlit way,
Waiting another day.
Time for resting,
Birds are nesting,
Resting their weary wings,
Tired from play. CHORUS


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